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This review provides the opportunity to benchmark the performance of local government regulatory activities and how they impact on businesses.
There are 560 local government areas in Australia. They play an important role in delivering policies of all governments at the grass roots and...
While OHS regulation plays an important role in promoting safe work practices, excessive regulation can have adverse consequences for productivity and costs for consumers, according to the Commission.
This report identifies significant differences in regulation and in the actions of regulators across the jurisdictions....
This report identifies differences in requirements imposed on business by the food safety regulatory regimes at all levels of government in Australia and New Zealand.
The report identifies opportunities for all jurisdictions to improve food safety regulation and its enforcement in order to reduce...
This research report for the study on the impacts of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reforms: Business Regulation and Vocational Education and Training (VET). The report has three sections detailing an overview, Business Regulation and VET.
Effective economic reform promotes productivity growth and...
This report is the latest in a series, initiated by COAG, directed at benchmarking different areas of state and territory regulation in terms of the relative burdens on business. For this study, the Commission was asked to examine the extent to which different approaches to...
Of most concern to business is the costs they face from local government planning and zoning assessment and building and construction regulation.
Key pointsImplementing and enforcing state and territory laws, rather than local laws, dominates local governments’ regulatory workload. While...
This report identifies wide-ranging differences in the ways all levels of government plan and zone land uses and assess development proposals.